We Got a Closer Look at the Flying V-280 Valor


On June 18, 2018, Bell’s V-280 Valor prototype took off for its first public demonstration, six months after its first flight. It’s another, early glimpse at the tiltrotor aircraft that could one day replace a significant portion of the... Read more

China Apparently Is Developing a Stealth Fighter Drone


The Chinese military appears to be working on a fast, radar-evading robotic fighter plane... Read more

In This Ex-Spook’s New Thriller, Chuck Schumer Is President and Terror Is Spreading


In 2019 a bloody attack on the American embassy in Baghdad kills countless Americans... Read more

Donald Trump Drones On


They are like the camel’s nose, lifting a corner of the tent. Don’t be... Read more

Zoosk Protects Military Members From Romance Scams


This is a sponsored post. Let’s face it: dating is hard, especially if you’re... Read more
When Will Eisner Went to War
This story originally appeared on April 12, 2015. The name Will Eisner is synonymous with good comics. The industry...
Meet the Comics Artist Who Draws War in Meticulous Detail

Meet the Comics Artist Who Draws War in Meticulous Detail

This story originally appeared on March 17, 2015. Wayne Vansant, the son of a World War II veteran, grew...

The BPsVI Is Keeping This Cold War Troop Taxi Relevant

The BPsVI Is Keeping This Cold War Troop Taxi Relevant

The disproportionate destruction that even a low-yield nuclear detonation could inflict on advancing armies made it suicidal for the...

How Donald Trump’s Trade Wars Could Lead to a Great Depression

How Donald Trump’s Trade Wars Could Lead to a Great Depression

Leaders are routinely confronted with philosophical dilemmas. Here’s a classic one for our Trumptopian times. If you make enemies...

There Was No Way a P-51 Could Replace the A-10

There Was No Way a P-51 Could Replace the A-10

This story originally appeared on Dec. 17, 2014. The U.S. Air Force has a complicated relationship with its low-...

Girding for Confrontation

Girding for Confrontation

On May 30, 2018, Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced a momentous shift in American global strategic policy. From...

We Got a Closer Look at the Flying V-280 Valor

We Got a Closer Look at the Flying V-280 Valor

On June 18, 2018, Bell’s V-280 Valor prototype took off for its first public demonstration, six months after its...

The Combat History of the Condom

The Combat History of the Condom

This story originally appeared on Nov. 27, 2015. The humble condom — a U.S. soldier’s companion for a hot...

Super Glue Built Planes, Nukes and Saved Soldiers’ Lives

Super Glue Built Planes, Nukes and Saved Soldiers’ Lives

This story originally appeared on Nov. 27, 2015. Super glue can stick almost anything together. Model-makers use it to...

Ukraine’s T-84 Tanks Have Problems

Ukraine’s T-84 Tanks Have Problems

Since 2016, a slate of European militaries and the United States have gathered their tanks at Germany’s Grafenwoehr Training...

Spies Helped the USAF Shoot Down a Third of North Vietnam’s MiG-21s

Spies Helped the USAF Shoot Down a Third of North Vietnam’s MiG-21s

This story originally appeared on Dec. 30, 2014. On Jan. 2, 1967, around 30 U.S. Air Force F-4 Phantom...

American Hand Grenades Have Some Odd Connections to Sports

American Hand Grenades Have Some Odd Connections to Sports

This story originally appeared on Dec. 29, 2014. Most people would probably agree that playing catch with a hand...

Georgy Zhukov’s Close Call With Stalin’s Killers

Georgy Zhukov’s Close Call With Stalin’s Killers

Beginning in 1936, Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin set about deliberately murdering 700,000 people in the Great Purge, an act...

The CIA Battled the Kremlin With Books and Movies

The CIA Battled the Kremlin With Books and Movies

Originally published on May 2, 2015. During the Cold War, Moscow’s Ministry of Culture was a master of censorship....

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